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McCarthy Tétrault partners Matthew Cumming and Philippe Fortier named 2014 Lexpert Rising Stars

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November 21, 2014

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Matthew Cumming
Philippe Fortier




Toronto, November 21, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that its partners Matthew Cumming and Philippe Fortier were named Rising Stars at Lexpert’s 2014 gala last night. The annual awards honour Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. Nominees from laws firms, in-house teams and government are eligible and winners are selected by an independent Lexpert Advisory Board.

“We are thrilled for Matthew and Philippe,” said Paul Boniferro, Partner and National Leader, Practices and People of McCarthy Tétrault. “Each is deserving of this award – not only because of their keen legal acumen, but also because they both are thought leaders who provide decisive counsel to clients, demonstrate innovation and a proactive approach to servicing clients, and are great mentors to young associates. Their hard work supports the firm’s clients and they have achieved a level of success well beyond their years. Among colleagues Matthew is known for his ability to handle complex transactions with a calm, reassuring demeanor that fosters confidence in his coworkers and clients. Philippe’s commitment and active involvement in community initiatives is inspiring.”

Mr. Cumming is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance matters. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy, and is frequently asked to speak at conferences on issues related to his practice areas.

Recognized as a leading lawyer, Mr. Fortier is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Montréal office whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and commercial transactions. He has led and participated in some of the firm’s most significant and complex transactions. He is actively involved in the Young Leaders Circle of the Ste-Justine Hospital Foundation, and was on the fundraising committee for the construction of Cirque Éloize’s new training facilities.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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Orna Dobner
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